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Barriers and Strategies to Apply Infection Control Standards as Perceived by Nurses (A qualitative study)

Hala Ibrahim zaiton, Nagla Hamdi Kamal El-Meanawi

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This paper reports on a socio-anthropological fieldwork to understand the barriers that have impacts on applying infection control standards at King Fahd Hospital_ We conducted qualitative study in various hospital departments on 40 nurses  and one person from Continuous Nursing Education canter important to infection control. Audio-recorded interviewswere transcribed verbatim and transcripts were analyzed using conventional content analysis. Five key themes emerged as perceived barriers to effective infection prevention and control (IPC) practices 1) language 2, knowledge 3,part-time staff-, 4, workload; and 5 accountability).

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